Question about a JBOD Setup

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  1. MadEmperor

    MadEmperor meh OT Supporter

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    So I want to get this enclosure.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817347021

    I want to install (2) Hard Drives and have them show up separately (not as 1 virtual disk) - That way if 1 drive dies, I only lose 1/2 of the data.

    Their website has no manual or documentation :ugh2:
     
  2. crontab

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    yeah, that's what jbod stands for, Just a Bunch Of Disks. So they work independently of each other, no raid, no mirror, no concatenate.
     
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    MadEmperor meh OT Supporter

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    Outstanding.... Just to confirm, that means that it will show up under windows as (2) separate hard drives correct?
     
  4. Doomsday

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    correct
     
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    just a bunch of disks, dude
     
  6. MadEmperor

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    Well, it appears you guys are all incorrect. JBOD = 1 virtual Normal = 2 separate


    The company called me back today and emailed me the manual (which isn't on their website :ugh: )

     
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    understand this

    whenever RAID is involved,...
    JBOD without RAID features is simply, just a bunch of disks. Each drive shows up separately in the OS

    JBOD with RAID features, refers to Concatenation or Spanning. This is where you can combine multiple physical hdds to 1 virtual drive.

    the manufacturer should have told you: JBOD/SPAN = 1, JBOD/Normal = 2
     
  8. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    that company's use of terminology is incorrect.
     
  9. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Yup - they're describing RAID 0 (which in itself is bad terminology, but at least the accepted one).
     

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